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  • May 11, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    Maybe I'm giving too much credit to Hollywood studios, but you've got to suspect that they are aware that there's a big-deal election happening in November and so they might be marketing and releasing films with that in mind. Maybe not so much to influence the outcome of the election as to exploit audiences' feelings about it.

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  • February 14, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    Negative ads. Smear campaigns. Glad-handing voters. Intimidation. Piles of money. And the cold dead hand of a master manipulator behind the scenes. Yes, it's Oscar campaign season again. Not nearly as entertaining as the donnybrook for the Republican Presidential nomination, but in many ways involving the same tactics, dynamics, frustrations, and likely outcome.

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